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Woman's former attorney still wants to withdraw even though her new attorney was arrested on rape charges

The attorney for a woman who claims she was seriously injured in an automobile accident in West Philadelphia wishes to withdraw his representation.

PECO seeks back payments and Sheriff's Office assistance in repossessing equipment

PECO is seeking assistance from the Sheriff’s Office of Philadelphia to settle a payment dispute with a trio of Philadelphia defendants and regain possession of electric equipment property.

I-76 car crash plaintiffs seeking to enforce settlement

PHILADELPHIA – The attorney for plaintiffs injured in a car crash on I-76 in Philadelphia are seeking to enforce the terms of a prior settlement reached with the case’s defendants. On Aug. 10, Theodore C.

City Of Philadelphia still pursuing sanctions against negligence co-defendant

Following a continuance, the City of Philadelphia is still seeking sanctions to be levied against a negligence lawsuit co-defendant it claims hasn’t abided by orders from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Plaintiff counsel wants alternative service for accident complaint

Plaintiffs attorneys are seeking alternative service of their complaint to a defendant they have been unable to locate.

Superior Court denies Pittsburgh finance firm's appeal

On Wednesday, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a judgment of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, denying an appeal made by a Pittsburgh finance firm in a tax records analysis case.

Plaintiff's attorney wants removed from case, saying relationship with client is 'irretrievably damaged'

Attorney Richard Kupersmith said in a September motion that client Lisa Anderson no longer wants him to represent her.

Negligence case defendant seeks to open $50K default judgment

Defense counsel argues that he didn't receive a copy of the plaintiff's complaint until July, almost two weeks after the default judgment was levied.

Defense counsel cites clerical error, payment conflict in withdrawal petition

The attorney for a man injured in a fall on a city sidewalk has petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to withdraw his representation.

Mother of injured toddler should be allowed to end case, attorney argues

Judge says a petition to dismiss a minor's case without prejudice has to be filed first.

Identical case filing should yield client's dismissal, defense argues

Attorney for defendant in dog attack negligence case believes his client should be dismissed from the litigation due to a prior dismissal in a completely identical case.

Defense counsel withdraws representation due to clerical error

Attorney George Vokolos filed a motion to withdraw his appearance on Aug. 24 for defendant “Robert Pearce," who, in fact, was Bensalem resident Richard Pearce.

Plaintiff, counsel in wrongful death lawsuit seek to prevent landlord's asset liquidation

Plaintiff wants an accounting of the defendant's assets and any payments received by him to be held in escrow, pending resolution of the case.

Attorney seeks preliminary injunction in mold-based negligence case

Plaintiffs' counsel argues injunction is needed to prevent the defendants from destroying evidence.

Defense counsel motions to withdraw representation in Catholic charities accident action

Attorneys argue communication with their clients has been "difficult."

City, School District of Philadelphia may face sanctions in slip-and-fall action

Plaintiff's counsel argues defendants have failed to follow a June 3 court order compelling their cooperation with discovery requests.

Plaintiff counsel seeking confirmed delivery of $10K settlement in crash case

Defendants were directed to forward a check within 20 days of an Aug. 12 motion; the settlement still has not been paid.

Hearing slated on settlement in child care injury case

Judge Matthew D. Carafiello wants to know why a court order authorizing settlement for a mother and her daughter allegedly injured at an area child care facility hasn’t been followed.

Insurance provider seeking to intercede in contractor's ladder fall case

Frederick Mutual Insurance argues defendant Masterkey Construction Company is immune due to the Workers' Compensation Act.

Lack of cooperation and conflict of interest compel withdrawal, plaintiff counsel argues

Plaintiff counsel for a trucker injured in a refueling accident seeks to withdraw from the case, pointing to the spousal plaintiffs' divorce.